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Facebook Hiring Reviewers for its Content Review Center in Nairobi, Kenya

Facebook will open a content review center in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise — the site in Nairobi will be Facebook\’s first content review center in Sub-Saharan Africa. Facebook will also employ approximately 100 reviewers by the end of …

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11 Africans Selected for the Facebook Community Leadership Program

Facebook has announced the names of 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Around a dozen African community leaders have been selected to become program residents and fellows.  The five (5) participants selected  as community leaders in residence, each will be awarded up to $1,000,000 to fund their community …

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Facebook and Google Help to Establish the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s program will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. The goal of the initiative is to train a generation of young scientists who will bring a fresh …

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Interested in Contracting? 5 Things You Should Know About Doing Business With Nigeria\’s Private Sector

(1) Access to information: Find the opportunity, know where they are. Many business owners are pessimistic when it comes to finding prime and sub-contracting opportunities with private and public entities in Nigeria. The lack of transparency has fueled this notion. We can acknowledge that technology to an extent has helped to improve transparency on transactions …

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President of Mauritius Launches Scholarship Program for African Researchers

We are delighted to launch the “Her Excellency Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Program” a PEI and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiative, delivered in partnership with the African Academy of Sciences. The PhD program will award ten (10) full PhD research grants for Mauritian researchers (or African researchers studying in Mauritius). Following the pilot …

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Looking for African Women Scientists and Technology Specialists

Are you a brilliant young female scientist or technologist doing globally relevant, locally impactful research and/or development?  This application is open to Africans living both on the continent and around the world  in all fields of science, including the social sciences and technology fields. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an AIMS initiative in partnership with the Robert …

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